P5S’s Wild Adventures

Primary 5 are enjoying their new context for this term and have become “Nature Detectives.” They have been exploring the school grounds and eco garden hunting for different leaves and signs of Autumn.

Earlier this week pupils had a fantastic visit to The Lodge at Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. They were guided around the area by the park rangers. They enjoyed visiting The Hide to spot different birds and squirrels, visiting the waterfall and they even created some impressive nature artwork! They are working hard towards their John Muir Award.

Over the past few months pupils across P5 have been visiting the Memory Café at the Braeport centre in Dunblane. They were excited to host a delicious afternoon tea here at Newton for the visitors. Pupils worked hard to organise and set up the café in the hall. They put their measuring skills to good use, baking tasty treats and cakes. Pupils reflected on this experience and thought about what skills and attitudes they used in the build-up and during the Memory Café:

“I used presentation skills to perform a song at the Memory café.” Seb

“I developed by communication skills when talking to the visitors at the café.” Eddie

“We used teamwork as we worked together to set up the café.” Alex

P5S put on a spectacular Diwali assembly a few weeks ago to share their learning about Hinduism and Diwali. They learned all about  different traditions, symbols and Hindu gods.